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ID number:  BIRBI-B3791
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Constans II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  647-648
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans with short beard facing, wearing cross crown and chlamys, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps, reversed Z in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂N CONSτAN τINЧ[reversed]S PP AV (Our lord Constantine eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVIЧ (Imperial victory). Control mark: Z[reversed] (7). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB III 16; DOC II.2 AV13

Notes:  Doublestruck on both sides.

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